Cas Blomberg

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Cas Blomberg reading the rune stone at Botkyrka Kyrka, in Botkyrka, Sweden

I could tell you about my past. About my time as a police officer, or working for a greeting card company. I could tell you about the years I spent working for the newspaper. Or about how this southerner packed up everything and moved to Sweden. But that’s all in the past, and the past–well, the past can’t be changed until a working time machine pops up. Right here, right now, that’s what matters. Isn’t it?

This moment.

I won’t waste your time any more. I’m a writer.

Characters live in my head. Sometimes they fight, sometimes they scream, sometimes they laugh and sometimes they weep. They all have a story. My job is to write down those stories. Because they knew you’d be coming . . . and they want you to hear their voices, feel their hope, and fight their struggles with them.

Click on the Books page to find details about my published works and read about what I’m working on at the moment.

On the blog page you’ll find a slew of posts about life, culture, dreams, rants, and encouragement. I hope you’ll find something you like.

If you’re interested in a sample of my writing, check out Jakob’s Journal. I try to post new entries weekly.

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A Day at the Vasa

On August 10, 1628, the Vasa, the crown jewel of the Swedish Navy, made her maiden voyage. She got a grand total of about 1300 meters before she keeled over. For those of you who like comparisons, that’s about the same distance as four and a half Eiffel Towers or five New York City blocks. … Continue reading

Memoirs I Want to Read

It’s summer. It’s supposed to be anyway. The sun hasn’t shown up. It’s cold and wet and rainy, but the kids are home from school and rather than focusing on writing during the day (I’m still writing, but I’ve been sneaking away at night to write. Sometimes.), I’ve tried to work my way through a … Continue reading

Poetry in the Park

I’ve mentioned before how I love new experiences. If there’s a large crowd, I’ll start to feel smothered, but, in general, I’m fascinated by events and people. Add anything about writing, poetry, the craft, or reading into the mix and I’m there — as long as I can afford it. It’s amazing to me how … Continue reading

8 Ways to Encourage Discouraged Writers

We all get discouraged. Some of us more than others, but hey, no matter where you fall on the discouragement scale, we’ve all been there. Tragic news. Rejection letters. A spiral of self-doubt. Lost a job. Bad breakup. Whatever. I’m going to talk specifically about how to encourage writers, but some of these tips will come … Continue reading

Coffee Tastes Better Than Hate

  My Facebook feed feels like a battleground. Can we all try to remember that if we say hateful things about people who disagree with us (you or me, Christians or homosexuals), we haven’t grown much as a people and love hasn’t won? Try to celebrate, or make your point, without putting others down, calling … Continue reading

Why Do I Write?

I’ve seen this question asked, and answered, about a hundred times. I’m always curious to discover what motivates other people. I’ve laughed when I read the responses. Like Natalie Goldman who answers, ‘Because I’m a jerk.’ (She has a host of other reasons, but for some reason this one made me laugh. Perhaps because I … Continue reading

Tracking Submissions

I’ve been submitting work to magazines since the days of paper submissions. If you’re too young to remember that period of time, this is how it worked: 1) Buy the latest copy of Writer’s Market.  2) Spend hours looking up markets accepting unsolicited work, who happen to accept the genre you’ve written in, and are looking for … Continue reading